Babies can’t wait—take action today.

From sending an email to your policymakers, to writing to your local paper, to taking a deep dive into planning state policy solutions, there are plenty of ways for you to make the future brighter for all babies.

Planning Tools

Use the resources below to support implementation of state solutions to help infants and toddlers overcome early life challenges.

Advocacy and Outreach Tools

Use these resources with the State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 to call on federal and state lawmakers to Think Babies and work to improve outcomes for babies and families. They can be modified for use with your federal, state, and local policymakers.

Data In Action

ZERO TO THREE hosted a webinar, State of Babies Yearbook 2020: Using Data to Inform State Infant-Toddler Policies, to showcase how state policy decision-makers and advocates can use state data to guide their work. Presenters from North Carolina and Minnesota shared their experiences using infant-toddler data, including the Yearbook, to guide policy and advocacy in their states.


ZERO TO THREE, Early Childhood OC, and First 5 Center for Children’s Policy also came together to help tell the story of babies in California, specifically. Take a closer look at how we can actively renew our efforts to improve existing systems and policies to promote equity and strong futures for California’s babies.

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Let us know who you’ve used these materials to share the State of Babies Yearbook, or reach out with questions to


Where do babies in your state stand?

Sign up to receive your state's data along with the State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 Overview and the Maternal & Child Health Inequities Brief—a new resource this year that helps shine a light on the disparities that are present even before birth.